Diogenes- Call for Contributions

The editors of Diogenes are welcome to announce the Call for Contributions for the next issue of Diogenes to be published in October 2019. The deadlines for contributions is the 30th of May!



Diogenes 7, March 2019

The editors are pleased to present the seventh issue of Diogenes!

The contents of this issue are as follows:
Evan Andersson, University of California, Reforming the Image of the Philosopher: The Emperor Julian in the Historia Ecclesiatica of Socrates of Constantinople


James Cogbill, University of Birmingham, A historiographical examination of the Byzantine family system under Alexios I Komnenos

Elie de Rosen, University of Birmingham, The silk industry of Middle Byzantine Boeotia


Gavriil Ioannis Boutziopoulos, University of Birmingham, Codex Zacynthius Project: Transcribing the oldest catena manuscript of the Greek New Testament 

Panagiota Mantouvalou, University of Birmingham, Excavations at the Athenian Agora. Season 2018 

Tülay Yeşiltaş, University of Birmingham, Cappadocia in Context 2018

Alessandro Carabia, University of Birmingham, A week in the Eternal City 

Margherita Gorini, University of Birmingham, The Promotion of Saint Ambrogio in Rienna (Montecorvino Rovella, SA): Results from the Second Research Campaign 

Kyriakos Fragkoulis, University of Birmingham, Fieldwork Report on the Study of Late Antique Pottery from Dion, Greece

Francisco Lopez-Santos Kornberger, University of Birmingham, From ‘bastardised language’ into the language of daily life and multiculturalism. My experience in the Greko summer school (Bova Marina, Italy, 30th of August – 5th of September 2018


The general editor are Flavia Vanni and Jessica Varsallona

The specialist editors for Issue 7 were Michael Burling, Alessandro Carabia, Christina Christoforatou, Laura-Marie Clark,  Alex M Feldman, Marianna Georgouli, Vicky Kaisidou, Francisco Lopez-Santos Kornberger, Stephanie Novasio, Joseph Parsonage, Anastasia Tantarouda-Papaspyrou, Maria Vrij, and Lauren Wainwright.

If you have any questions regarding getting involved in submitting to Diogenes, please contact the editors at diogenes@contacts.bham.ac.uk


The Call for Submissions for Diogenes (7.2) is now closed. Thank you very much to those who submitted their papers. Authors will be notified by the general editor within a month for the status of their submission.

Issue 6, November 2017

The editors are pleased to present the sixth issue of Diogenes!

The present issue is a by-product of some of the papers presented at the PGR Colloquium on Multiculturalism from late Antiquity to Modernity organised at the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies in June 2017 by Gemma Masson and Francisco Lopez-Santos Kornberger.

The contents of this issue are as follows:

Danai Thomaidis, University of Venice, Greek icons in Venice and their impact on Venetian identity

Mara Psalti, University of Athens, Niccolò Timoni: An 18th century Chian littérateur and his contribution in early Modern Greek literary criticism

Juan García González, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, The Sertorian War as a bellum civile: an outlook from the 4th and 5th Centuries AD

James Baillie, University of Vienna, Tamar’s Lions: A Digital Approach to 12th Century Georgia

Curtis Lisle, University of Birmingham, Performing the City: Suggestions for an Archaeological Understanding of ‘The City’ and Urban Transformation in Pisidian Sagalassos


The general editor is Vassiliki Kaisidou.

The specialist editors for Issue 6 were Anastasia Tantarouda-Papaspyrou, Panagiota Vasilaki, Michael Burling, Laura-Marie Clark,  Alex Feldman, Francisco Lopez-Santos Kornberger, Panagiota Mantouvalou,  Joseph Parsonage,  Flavia Vanni, Maria Vrij Lauren Wainwright.

If you have any questions regarding getting involved in submitting to Diogenes, please contact the editors at diogenes@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Diogenes, Issue 5 (November 2016)

The editors are pleased to present the fifth issue of Diogenes!

The contents of this issue are as follows:


The Monastic Revolution: The Case of Sozomen’s Church HistoryMatteo Antoniazzi
Between the Local, the Global, and the Political: Local Poetics and Social Activism in
Yiannēs Makridakēs’s WorkVassiliki Kaisidou
Greek attitudes towards Europe: Politics, Education, Pop Culture (1981-2001)Anastasia Tantarouda-Papaspyrou


Byzantium’s Other Empire: TrebizondJames Baillie
Wanted Byzantium. The Desire for a Lost EmpireTheodora Panella

Download Diogenes Issue 5 Here

The general editor is Anna Kelley; the specialist editors for Issue 5 were Joseph Parsonage, Alex Feldman, Francisco Lopez-Santos Kornberger, James Baillie, Gemma Masson, Onur Usta, Flavia Vanni, Lauren Wainwright, and Theodora Panella. If you have any questions regarding getting involved in r submitting to Diogenes, please contact the editors at diogenes[at]contacts.bham.ac.uk.

Call for Papers – Diogenes 5

Call for Papers poster


Submission deadline: 31st August 2016

The editorial team is proud to announce a Call for Papers for the fifth issue, to be published in November 2016. We look forward to receiving contributions in English by postgraduate students in Byzantine, Ottoman, and/or Modern Greek Studies in the UK and abroad, in the following forms:


We welcome articles on topics of history, archaeology, anthropology, or on any other field relating to the three areas of our Centre. Contributions should be between 3,000 and 7,000 words and must include a bibliography (excepted from the word count). Articles should follow the Chicago Manual of Style and should include a 150-word abstract. It is author’s responsibility to obtain permission in written form to use any copyrighted image.

Book Review

Reviews of between 700 and 1,000 words are welcomed on any work published in the last three years in the fields of Byzantine, Ottoman, and/or Modern Greek Studies. If you are interested in contributing, please contact the general editor about the choice of book for review before submitting.

For enquiries or submission, please contact the general editor Anna Kelley:


The deadline for contributions is Wednesday 31st August 2016. Contributors will be informed by the general editor of the status of their submission(s) within four weeks of receipt.